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Infographic: A fun guide to giving lai see during Chinese New Year

By Sophie Pettit 21 January 2019

Header image courtesy of Jason Leung (via Unsplash)

Chinese New Year is almost upon us and soon Hong Kong will be swimming in red envelopes (利是; lei6 si6) which are packed with money and exchanged between family and friends as a token of good luck. But if you’re not so accustomed to the local traditions during this prosperous time of year, and unsure about the rules surrounding who gives what, then fear not, because this handy chart from Hong Kong-based lifestyle brand Molala will help set the record straight. Happy Chinese New Year, dear readers!

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.